Cambridgeshire Rural Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects addressing issues in rural communities.

Awards Made from the Rural Fund

  • Huntingdonshire Association For Community Transport (HACT) CIO received a grant to provide a disabled friendly vehicle to help transport isolated and socially excluded local residents
  • The Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust received a grant to purchase a new Bobby van to replace the old one
    Harston and District Village Warden Trust received a grant to train a second part-time warden and continue supporting isolated elderly people
  • Eddie's (former Cambridgeshire Mencap) received a grant to provide trained volunteers to spend time with two families living in South Cambs with a child with learning disabilities, enabling their family carers to take a break
  • Elsworth C.E. Primary School received a grant to set up a before and after school club
  • Houghton & Wyton Community Shop received a grant to improve energy efficiency by replacing the old freezers
  • Rampton Parish Council received a grant to provide solar powered embedded light studs for the cycleway on the unlit road between Rampton and Cottenham
  • Sing to Remember received a grant to run a weekly singing group open to people with dementia or memory problems and their friends and carers
  • Oakington and Westwick Neighbours: The Community's Care and Share Network received a grant to contribute to the start up costs of the scheme to share community skills and resources
  • Citizens Advice Rural Cambs received a grant to run a scheme with local bank branches which will help people with financial difficulties
  • St Neots Timebank received a grant to contribute towards running costs of the TimeBank
  • Papworth Team Ministry received a grant towards the 2017 summer Holiday Club for senior citizens
  • Talking In Tune received a grant to support a community of singers for people affected by dementia
  • Farmland Museum received a grant to improve the museum's sustainability through employing an external consultant to research and prepare a clear and deliverable fundraising strategy
  • Earith Parish Council received a grant to provide seesaw in addition to the ongoing project to enhance the play area through new play equipment, seating and tables